French Provincial Dixie Chest

I love French Provincial furniture (umm.. I’m sure you’ve noticed a pattern by now) and this one is no exception, but I have no before picture, so you will have to mentally picture it… as it looked just like all of the other ones… with it’s original finish of cream and gold color combination it was just another “face” in the crowd.. yes, I know dressers don’t have faces… thank goodness or my children would have never slept in their own rooms Winking smile

So I can give you an AFTER…

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I finished the outer cabinet in two coats of ASCP French Linen (how appropriate?) and the drawers I painted first in ASCP Antoinette and then semi dry brushed over with ASCP Pure White. I say semi dry brushed because I stink at the dry brushing technique.. that is why I love this paint because I was able to remove just enough white paint with sandpaper to allow the pink to peek through..

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I left the handles in with their original finish as they looked great with the new color scheme!

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Love the chest on chest look of this piece!

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I do like to stain the tops, but I think this looks great just like it is.. just enough distressing I think!

Well how do you think it turned out? Do you like the French Linen and Pink/White combo or is it too much? It went to Lucketts and didn’t come back so someone else loved it too! Whew… thank goodness I didn’t have to bring it back as it was VERY heavy!

I’m starting to work on furniture again… I gave myself a few days “off” after the mad rush to get ready for Lucketts as I was feeling worn down… I still have a lot to finish in the garage and quite a bit of custom work to do but I’m not going to stress about it… I hope!

Thanks for stopping by.. until next time…

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Posted on May 24, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I really liked this dresser.

    I can’t believe that you are already starting to think about diving back into the stash in the garage. I’ve THOUGHT about it, but I’ve been doing strenuous things like laundry and rearranging the seasonal items in my closet instead. Furniture? Not yet.

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  2. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    I love the little hint of pink showing through – very pretty! … I needed a longer break after Lucketts and I was just there as a shopper!

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  3. I love french furniture like the entire world does LOl
    I enjoyed your tour of Lucketts I have never been there and love seeing all the set ups
    I see you on My Romantic Homes blog

    janice

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  4. I love it! Very nice color combination! Thanks for sharing

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  5. The dresser turned out beautiful. I love the understated color combo and think it’s the peekaboo of pink that gives it a completely special quality. Great job!

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  6. Lovely dresser, so pretty! Now following, would love for you to visit and follow back too 🙂

    Tanya

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  7. beautiful finish, susan! i love the softness!

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